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Trust BASF Adsorbents for Olefin Purification

For over 50 years, BASF is a leading supplier of adsorbents to a wide-range of industries. We help companies to meet and exceed demanding economic, quality, environmental and government standards with solutions tailored to the specific needs of these industries. At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We control all aspects of product development from design to packaging and quality control to align with our sustainability goals. We provide customized solutions to meet specific application requirements. We offer highly reliable technical service that incorporates the skills, expertise, and know-how found throughout BASF.

BASF’s broad product range for Olefin Purification applications offers

  • Highly effective removal of a wide range of contaminants from olefin-containing streams
  • Complete system solutions for treatment of olefinic containing streams from catalytic crackers (FCC, DCC, CPP) and acetylene producing units
  • Long life time and easy operability
  • Physical hardness and durability
  • Outstanding global technical support and distribution

Olefin Purification products from BASF are offered under the following trade names:

Selexsorb® Activated Aluminas

PuriStar® and ProsorbTM Metal Oxide-based products

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Besides offering products for olefin purification, BASF also offers a wide range of products for oxygen removal or removal with the help of oxygen. These products are referred to as DeOxo catalysts.

Adsorbents for Olefin Purification are offered for the following applications:


The following table provides an overview on applications and materials offered:

Application PuriStar® Selexsorb® Other (Guard Beds)
Treatment of Ethylene used in PE Unit or Styrene Units R3-15, R3-16 CD, CDL, COS, COSi R0-20, Zn9201
Treatment of Propylene used in PP and Cumene Units R3-12, R3-22, R3-15, R3-17RED CD, CDL, CDX, COS, COSi H0-14, Prosorb, Prosorb P
Treatment of C2 and C3 streams in front of selective hydrogenation units in steamcrackers R9-PAR, R9-SR E 315
Treatment of streams in PDH units R3-12, R3-22, R9-PAR, R9-SR CD, CDL, COS, COSi E 315
Treatment of streams in OCT units CD, CDL, COS, COSi
Treatment of streams from catalytic cracking units (ERU, PRU) R3-12, R3-81, R8-21, R9-PAR, R9-SR CD, COS, COSi, Hg E 315, H0-14
Treatment of higher olefins R3-12, R3-22, R3-17RED CD, CDL, COS, COSi Prosorb, Prosorb P

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